Old Movies and Movies in Old Times
June is a month of my bi-annual spending spree on DVD since I started to collect them. Usually the time matches with the 20% off sale in DeepDiscountbut (DD). In the beginning, I didn’t think I was going to buy DVD this time because I was looking for Opera CDs (mostly historical recordings). Then I found DD had the one I wanted very much:
, a hybrid SACD, $13.97 in DD v.s. $37.98 in Amazon. Tempted by such a low price, I started to compose my shopping list to make use of the shipping charge.
Meanwhile, a tip from AVForum said that Bleak House DVD was currently at very low price. I immediately jumped into it and another tip in DVDTalk Forum said that DVDPlanet’s Criterion Collection sale with 20% off was a steal; just in time to get some movies recommended by my friend.
In the end, I spent more than the last time in DVD. But this hybrid SACD “La Traviata” was in fact an illusion and was canceled soon after I placed my order. Very disappointed. 😦
Here is the list of my purchase:
Bleak House – Special Edition; 3 Discs  ($11.95) — based on Charles Dickens’s novel
The Leopard – Criterion Collection, a.k.a Il Gattopardo  ($25.97*)
Elizabeth I, featuring Helen Mirren  ($9.76**)
A Man of All Seasons – Special Edition  ($7.59**)
The Lion in Winter  ($7.72**)
* from DVDPlanet, plus shipping $12.50
** from DeepDiscount, plus shipping $8.95